At Mecca Remediation Facility, we believe that transparency is a crucial part of the contaminated soil & liquid remediation process. We are always happy to provide you with more information about what we do and why we do it. To get you started, we have answered some of the most pertinent questions about how we remediate and recycle California non-hazardous contaminated soil & liquid.
How Does Mecca Remediation Facility Approve or Decline Material?
At the submission of a new material for acceptance, the submission is reviewed by the Compliance Manager to ensure it contains no material that exceeds levels for California Hazardous material. Once it is determined the incoming material is acceptable, it is approved for acceptance and issued a profile number so that we can begin the remediation process.
How is My Waste Material Remediated?
Each load of material delivered to the facility is accompanied by a manifest referencing the profile number given to the material in the approval process. The material is unloaded on a processing zone where operators aerate the material, apply the necessary volume of fly ash to ensure stabilization of contaminants, and then hydrate the combined material to render the contaminants inactive. (ref. The Use of Soil Amendments for Remediation, Revitalization and Reuse-EPA 542-R-07-013)
The material is unloaded on a processing zone where operators aerate the material, apply the necessary volume of fly ash to ensure stabilization of contaminants, and then hydrate the combined material to render the contaminants inactive. (ref. The Use of Soil Amendments for Remediation, Revitalization and Reuse-EPA 542-R-07-013)
Once treated, samples are taken and submitted to an accredited lab for testing. If the results prove that the material is within acceptable levels for placement, the resulting analytics are submitted to the Compliance Manager for placement approval.
If the analysis does not prove to be within placement limits, the material is further processed until those placement limits are met and the Compliance Manager approves the material for placement.
What is the Process For Placement of the Remediated Materials?
Once the material is approved for placement, the material is transported to an adjoining location on Cabazon Band of Mission Indians tribal land for stabilization purposes. The material is marked with a GPS location and compacted for future land use.
How Do I Obtain a Recycling Certificate for My Waste Materials?
After the remediated soil or liquid has been processed and customer payment has been received, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians will issue recycling certificates to validate that the material was recycled rather than disposed of in a traditional landfill.